LC
Striated Grasswren Amytornis striatus



Justification

Justification of Red List Category
This species has a very large range, and hence does not approach the thresholds for Vulnerable under the range size criterion (extent of occurrence <20,000 km2 combined with a declining or fluctuating range size, habitat extent/quality, or population size and a small number of locations or severe fragmentation). Despite the fact that the population trend appears to be decreasing, the decline is not believed to be sufficiently rapid to approach the thresholds for Vulnerable under the population trend criterion (>30% decline over ten years or three generations). The population size has not been quantified, but it is not believed to approach the thresholds for Vulnerable under the population size criterion (<10,000 mature individuals with a continuing decline estimated to be >10% in ten years or three generations, or with a specified population structure). For these reasons the species is evaluated as Least Concern.

Population justification
The global population size has not been quantified, but the species is described as locally common to uncommon (del Hoyo et al. 2007).

Trend justification
This population is suspected to be in decline owing to ongoing habitat destruction (del Hoyo et al. 2007).

Distribution and population

This species has a large, discontinuous range across western, central and southern Australia.

Ecology

The species occupies a range of open and semi-open habitats in arid and semi-arid zones, often in association with spinifex Triodia (Higgins et al. 2001).

Acknowledgements

Text account compilers
Temple, H.


Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2019) Species factsheet: Amytornis striatus. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 20/08/2019. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2019) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 20/08/2019.